Sunday, May 3, 2015

Order of Canada B-list

Published in the Toronto Star of May 3, 2015
Burnishing the honour, Editorial April 27
The government is correct when it says there are “under-represented sectors” among recipients of the Order of Canada. That group includes discredited Conservative senators, media clowns and other denizens of yahoo land.
Honours must not be awarded according to geography, notoriety or a misguided notion of democracy. The purpose of any award is to recognize special achievements of deserving people, achievements that serve as inspiration for the rest of us.
The proposed affirmative action program will create a B-list of winners and the attendant dumbing down of this unique award.

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